Kamala Harris’s team is trying to distance the vice president from the border crisis after she was “paniced” when ordered by President Biden, according to a new report.
Harris will travel to Guatemala and Mexico next week as part of her role in leading diplomatic efforts to reduce immigration from Central American countries as the government tackles a sharp increase in the number of migrants crossing over.
It puts her in the firing line of conservatives and at the forefront of one of the toughest issues facing the White House.
As a result, aides have been informed that its role is to address the conditions in Central America that push migrants to leave, rather than manage the southern border.
President Biden asked Vice President Harris to lead efforts with Mexico and the countries of the Northern Triangle to halt the flow of people across the southern border, in a move her critics say is making her “border czar.”
A White House official said Harris employees appeared to be panicking, according to… CNN, and said they feared it could be politically damaging if she were directly linked to the rising number of arrivals.
Harris wanted a portfolio that the report said would deliver wins, especially on foreign policy.
But other officials told DailyMail.com that the issue had been mischaracterized and that Harris was conducting a wide range of diplomatic efforts — not the border itself.
Symone Sanders, Harris’ senior adviser, said, “The vice president’s job doesn’t happen in a vacuum.
‘We are all part of one team and much of the work of the administration is a whole of government approach. This applies to work on migration and the border.
Moreover, especially when it comes to the relationship between the US and Mexico, it is broad.
‘We talk to them about a wide range of topics: migration, economy, security and borders are just a few.’
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Biden announced Harris’s role in March, telling reporters she was hired “because she’s the most qualified person to do it, to lead our efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle, and the countries that can help have help.” needed to slow down the movement of so many people who are slowing down the migration to our southern border.’
Harris himself admitted that the role was challenging.
“We need to give people a little bit of hope that if they stay, that help is on the way,” she told CNN’s Dana Bash.
“It’s not solved overnight; it’s a complex issue. If this was easy, it would have been arranged years ago.’
Critics have focused more on the border than on her conversations with foreign leaders, calling her Biden’s “border czar.”
“Everything you do in Central America is always focused on the border and what’s happening in the United States,” Cris Ramon, an immigration consultant, told CNN.
“With the current dynamics in migration, what happens at the US-Mexico border has implications in the Northern Triangle and vice versa.”